Return of the Vacuum Tube

“Peer inside an antique radio and you’ll find what look like small light bulbs. They’re actually vacuum tubes—the predecessors of the silicon transistor. Vacuum tubes went the way of the dinosaurs in the 1960s, but researchers have now brought them back to life, creating a nano-sized version that’s faster and hardier than the transistor. It’s even able to survive the harsh radiation of outer space.”

For all of you unbelievers out there (shock, horror, are there any?)  read this interesting article at this link from Science Magazine!   (Opens in a new window)